Thursday, January 29, 2009

let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

yesterday we were buried in snow. 12.5 inches to be exact. more snow than i've seen in central indiana since i've lived here (granted...i DO remember this kind of snow growing up in northern indiana). it meant we were able to have daddy home with us for our wednesday, and it meant we were about to "suit up" and do some playing outside this morning. kate was mesmorized by just standing on the porch taking in the mountains of white...and when she finally ventured out off the shoveled porch she went face first in the snow seconds later...and decided to return to the porch and watch from the safety there. elizabeth, on the other hand, was absolutely delighted and charming--leaping through the piles of snow, throwing herself into it, giggling, and all out going crazy. we tried to build a snowman, but it just wasn't packing snow...but someday this girlie is going to get the snowman she has been dreaming of building ALL winter! (and i chuckle looking at these pictures to realize that of the three rounds of "snow play" pics we have this season the girls are wearing a different combo of coats, hats and mittens in each of them!--guess that goes to show we are blessed with hand-me-downs...and that i refuse to pay the price for a full suit of snow gear when we only wear it a couple times a year! i also find it hilarious that the jacket elizabeth wore during round 2 is the one kate is wearing today...just goes to show how close in size these two really are...have i ever mentioned how often i get asked if they are twins?)

here's michael...digging out the drive round #2....

kater gator...on her safe porch...and venturing out in the snow libs and i had "tromped" down to a manageable level!


elizabeth tests out the depth with her hands...


and then proceeds to flop down for a snow angel. i think having over a foot of snow to flop in surprised her, because she never got around to moving her arms and legs!

jump on in!

cheesing it up before sliding down...does that grin say it all...or what!?

whee!!....actually it was quite a slow ride down since she had to push mounds of snow as she went!

she decided to jump into the massive pile at the end!

and then slide over the mound stacked up from daddy shoveling the porch...

just seconds after this final pic, she realized she had snow in her boot...freaked out (yes...really, freaked out)....and decided it was time to go inside. kate thanked her!

8 comments:

Dawna said...

Too sweet! Your family is precious, and I hope you enjoy your snow days together and stay warm!

Leslie said...

Adorable... SNOW, Mismatched snow clothes, looking like twins, sort of snow angels.. all of it.

and like Dawna said..
STAY WARM!

Rebecca said...

i love it! the pictures are great! i sure miss the snow! your libs and my libbs sound so much alike. i love the pic of libs and her huge grin. so cute!

Noah and Ryders Mommy said...

Wow!! The boys would love to have that much snow...we've had some but not that much! Your girls look adorable playing in it! What fun memories!!

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

We got the foot of snow last week - isn't it crazy? The kids do love it, but here it has been so cold that we find our selves stuck inside for days on end... Can be a little rough on all of us.
Really great pictures Amanda! :)

Little Candle said...

So wonderful!
That's crazy how much snow you got! We are not that far from you really and we got a mear dusting.
Stay warm!

Amy's Blah, Blah, Blogging said...

Too fun! We've loved having snow too, but I'd say I'm good until next year now. :) I like one good snowfall and then I'm ready for spring. But, Lilla is set to play in it again, you gotta love kids for that! They have such heart!

Nancy M. said...

The girls look like they can barely move. Cute pictures!